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16 October 2012

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' House: residencies resume in 2013

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' House: residencies resume in 2013

[Update 10 January 2012 - information for applicants for 2014 is available here.]

Extensive renovations of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' House in Paddington, Sydney, are finally complete, and applications for new residencies are invited. A significant change to earlier years is the grant of $20,000 that will come on top of the actual residency, to cover living costs, on-costs, travel and administration. For residencies shorter than 12 months, this funding will be provided on a pro rata basis.

Australian composers and songwriters of music in any style can now apply through the Australia Council for the Arts for a residency during the 2013 calendar year. The deadline for applications is 12 November, and decisions will be advised in December.

In her will, composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks - whose centenary will be celebrated on 29 December 2012 - bequeathed her house, a three-bedroom terrace on Ormond St, Paddington, as a residence for composers. Since 1990, the house and residency program has been administered by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust.

> More information, contacts and online applications on the Australia Council website.

Further links

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust (http://pghcomposershouse.com/)

The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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